Monthly Snap January: New Website, Community Discourse & Icinga Tour 2019

Monthly Snap January: New Website, Community Discourse & Icinga Tour 2019

January brought us many new things for 2019. There’s more to come in our 10th year.

Icinga meetup organizers also have been busy, and I am very happy that Berlin happened last week at SysEleven while Salzburg users meet today at nic.at. Thanks a lot to the organizers and sponsors for such delightful community events!

Still not registered for Icinga Camp Berlin? Here’s the agenda, and of course there will be time to discuss the things I share here 🙂 Carsten will be there sharing unicorns!

Peek into the community channels and explore what’s cooking:

See you soon at Icinga Camp Berlin!

Welcome to our new community platform

Welcome to our new community platform

Our community is more than just helping with questions, sharing experiences and tailoring monitoring together. We’ve grown so much in the past 10 years that we always seek to improve the conversation. You’ve seen our many Icinga Camps, keep following our social media channels, engage with developers on GitHub, read our blog … one thing is gladly missed: Our very own discussion platform which combines a forum with a mailing list and also enables quick chats known from IRC channels.

We are proud to announce our new official community platform: Icinga Discourse. We’ve made sure to add the most valued content, howtos and questions there already. Now you just need to signup with a new account (hint: you can also use social logins like GitHub or Twitter) and join the conversation!

Discourse is built for the modern web, with endless scrolling, mobile views and much more to make it easy to start a discussion topic. We’ve also enabled the “mailing list mode” which allows you to reply to conversations from your mail client. Read more in the announcement post.

Oh, and by the way – say hello to our new shiny website. We’ve lifted and enhanced several product pages and made it easier to look for supported platforms and offers. Look around and let us know what you think!

Icinga Camp Berlin: Be a speaker!


There are many reasons to go to Berlin… The best one in March 2019 will definitely be Icinga Camp Berlin!
In case you already know our Camps, you might not have to think about sending your proposal ? If not: Don’t worry! We are always on the hunt for new speakers and would be happy to get to know you and your experiences with Icinga.
Get on stage! Send your proposal now! Call for presentations runs until end of December.
Icinga Camps are dedicated to Icinga – best practices, add-ons, tools, and the projects continuous development. The Camps offer the perfect platform to learn about new techniques and monitoring updates. Icinga developers, community and enterprise users come together to discuss the latest trends and share knowledge, experiences and stories. Be part of one inspiring day full of #Monitoringlove in Berlin!
More on: icinga.com

Monthly Snap June: Product Updates, Meetups and Events

We are planing with more events and camps in 2018/2019. Please let us know if you are interested in joining us in Washington, D.C., Tel Aviv, Berlin or Stockholm.
I’ve attended the Open Source Camp right after OSDC this year. Although its focus was on Graylog and Foreman, both products integrate well with Icinga. We’ve learned about the upcoming Graylog v3.0 release this summer, and watched the latest developments of the monitoring plugin for Foreman which allows to manage objects and downtimes in Icinga. It is also official – welcome dm-drogerie markt as Icinga user 🙂
 

Product Updates

This month we’ve been working hard on resolving the remaining issues for Icinga 2.9. The release will happen soon, now we gladly receive your test feedback from the snapshot packages. Bullet points are Elasticsearch 6 support, minimum version in the “icinga” check, fixes for the Windows reload, memory problems, scheduled downtimes and notification order.
Meanwhile, developers are also taking care of Icinga Web 2.6 coming this summer. You can expect new features like audit logging and new group grids, better monitoring health indicators and PHP 7.2 support. There’s also work underway for the business process module, sponsored by a customer.
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We've come a long way together … Icinga turns 9

Born to be wild

We’ve been busy with bringing Elasticstack integration into full shape with the Icinga 2 feature and the corresponding Icinga Web 2 module. Both of them were thankfully funded and sponsored by VW. Elasticsearch 6 support is sponsored by a customer too, this will hit 2.9 later in June. Earlier in 2017 we’ve also released the Logstash output for Icinga.
Another integration is Graphite. Shiny metrics available for problem analysis and correlation directly integrated into the host/service detail view in Icinga Web 2 are now a breeze. There’s also a feature rich template language available which makes customization a breeze. And in case you’ll need an overview dashboard, that’s the icing on the cake.
Want to kick off your own module? Look into the existing modules and peek into Eric’s showcase module. Expect more insights into Icinga Web 2 modules and also the theming in the future 🙂
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